Community service


shawco mobileSHAWCO is a non-profit, public benefit organisation that aims to create a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, addressing inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.

The SHAWCO Health and Education Programmes are administered by approximately 2 000 UCT students. The community partnership and social entrepreneurship programmes, that address inequality, are implemented by 32 full-time and 5 part-time professional staff.

Operating in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, the SHAWCO Health programme delivers primary healthcare to 5 000 adults and children (annually) close to their homes, with fully equipped mobile clinics.

SHAWCO Education provides academic support and homework assistance to 1 300 learners weekly with structured education projects aimed to enhance resilience, efficacy and tenacity to help with problem solving and endurance to improve the academic ability of learners.

For further information on these and other SHAWCO projects contact the SHAWCO offices or visit the SHAWCO website.